Position of the American Think Tanks on Iran's Nuclear Program

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The article examines the role of “analytical centers” in the US foreign policy agenda. From a variety of “think tanks” highlights those who have made the greatest impact on the foreign policy - the Heritage Foundation and the Center for American progress. They examine U.S. relations with other regions of the world. The marked correlation between the reports of these think tanks and the positions of the Democratic and Republican parties of the USA. Based on the publications of articles and reports from these centers, it is considered one of the directions of U.S. foreign policy. In the article there is the comparative analysis of the approaches of these centers to the problem of Iran's nuclear program. This question is particularly acute on the agenda in relations between Iran and the United States. In addition, in 2015, the negotiations between Iran and the Six mediators on the nuclear issue has entered a crucial stage, it makes this issue the most relevant. The author makes a conclusion about the extent of American influence of “think-tanks” on foreign policy decisions in general and on specific political situation.

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Natalia Viktorovna Ivkina

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: ifknatali@rambler.ru
Department of Theory and History of International Relations

Alexei Alexandrovich Poyda

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia

Email: alexeypoyda@yandex.ru
Department of Theory and History of International Relations


Copyright (c) 2015 Ivkina N.V., Poyda A.A.

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